You never know what you’re going to get with a trading card game on mobile. It could be a deep and engaging experience that sucks you in and refuses to let you go. But at the same time it could be a simple game that you barely have any control over.
F1 Trading Card Game fits somewhere in the middle of those two extremes. It’s not super deep, but there’s definitely stuff for you to do here. And it takes ideas from less card-based mobile games and weaves them into the experience to pretty decent effect.
The game is all about building a deck of cards. These represent different drivers and events from the 2018 championship. Collecting them all is just a small part of the game though, because you need to use the cards in races too.
Each of the cards has a rarity value and a direction on them, and it’s these you use during the driving sections. Every track you race on is split into a number of action points, and it’s here you get to play your cards.